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Francis J. "Hoss" Hosman

June 07, 1931 - April 23, 2023


Obituary For Francis J. "Hoss" Hosman

Salem – Francis J. “Hoss” Hosman 91, husband of the late Kathleen (Latour) Hosman with whom he shared fifty years of marriage, died peacefully on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at home surrounded by his family. Born in Salem, he was the son of the late William and Beatrice (Leahy) Hosman. Francis was very active in many veteran’s associations. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict where he served aboard the USS Maury and the USS Knapp, ending his four years on the island of Okinawa. He was a life member of the VFW Post #1011 in Peabody, the DAV Post 84 in Salem, the American Legion Post #331 and the Amvets Post #70 in Falmouth.Surviving him are his four sons, William Hosman of Salem, Michael Hosman and his wife, Sylvia of Peabody, Francis Hosman and his wife, Nancy of FL and Timothy Hosman and his wife, Lo-Ann of FL, eight loving grandchildren, Colin, William, Ryan, Mikayla and her husband, Roy St. Amand, Andrew, Conor, Grace and her husband, US Coast Guardsman, Anthony Farese, and Cameron, a great grandson, Grayson Francis St. Amand who will be joining the family in the near future, two brothers, Albert Hosman of NY and Thomas Hosman and his wife, Betty of Peabody and a sister-in-law, Claire Hosman of Salem. He was predeceased by his brothers, James and William Hosman, his niece, Lisa Hosman, brother-in-law, Frederick Latour and Gary Bray and his wife, Mary Judith (Latour) Bray and Kenneth Roy. He was also predeceased by his best friend, Robert “Humbo” Armstrong. ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Friday, April 28, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist Church, 17 Chestnut St., Peabody at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. For directions and online guestbook please visit www.ccbfuneral.com.

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  • 05/02/2023

    I just heard of Hoss's passing from my mother Carol. My sincere condolences. Mom wanted to express that she has fond memories of the good times we had over the years. Mark Clukey

  • 04/28/2023

    My Sympathy, & prayers to Tom , & the Hosman Family.

  • 04/27/2023

    Sorry for your loss

  • 04/26/2023

    All my memories of Hoss were that of a kind, loving, sincere, soft spoken man who was like an uncle to me. I would always look forward to the many visits we made to the Hosman home for cookouts, pool parties and those infamous July 4th gatherings, such fun! Thank you Hoss for all those GREAT memories and for being such a close friend to my father! Love you all....

  • 04/25/2023

    My thoughts and prayers to Tom and Betty and family. Janice Comeau Patrizz

  • 04/25/2023

    Uncle Hoss, I always loved how you could fill the porch with family, friends and stories! Thanks for the memories, entertainment, love and inspiration over the years. To family: Please know that you are on my mind and I am sending love. So sorry and hopefully memories will help some. Love, Jill, Mike, Ashley, Kaila, Samantha and Katie Nelson

  • 04/25/2023

    Our thoughts and prayers to the Hosman Family Love Terri and Bill Barnes

  • 04/25/2023

    I miss you already Dad i will never forget you and your kind heart I love you always


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    Bruce Armstrong sent America the Beautiful for Francis J. "Hoss" Hosman - April 26, 2023

    To our best Friend Hoss, you be laughing it up being with your best Friends again Charlotte and Humbo Armstrong. From Bruce Armstrong family

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